(EAW intro plays)
(A recap plays of last week’s Empire where Cleopatra announced that Cloud would be facing Madison Kaline who promptly attacks the Women’s World champion from behind, damaging her knee. The recap then shows the main event tag match between the teams of Astraea and Andrea and Amber Keys and Madison Kaline. After gaining the pinfall Astraea attacked Madison only to be beaten down by Amber and Cleopatra leaving the former Openweight champion and the Empress of Elite in a broken heap in the center of the ring.)
(SHOW OPEN: In the parking lot a camera crew approaches Cloud Matsuda who is exiting her rental car. Her right knee is covered in a heavy brace as she drapes the Unified Women’s Championship over her shoulder and makes her way in the building. Kathy Kush rushes to meet Cloud, microphone in hand.)
Kathy: Cloud, do you have any thoughts you’d like to share before tonight’s main event? If you win tonight, after all, you’ll set the defense record!
(Cloud stops briefly to consider the belt over her shoulder. After a second she gives Kathy a hard stare.)
Cloud: This title means everything to me. It doesn’t matter if I’ve only got one leg, it doesn’t matter if it’s in a cage, or against Madison and both her new friends…she will not take this title from me. Now, excuse me, I have a defense to prepare for.
(Cloud continues walking off screen.)
(Cori Simmons enters the ring to announce the first match)
Cori: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is set for one fall and is the opening match of the evening! Introducing first, from Yomi-no-Kuni, Japan, The Neon Oni, Sazae Hangaku!
(On the stage a pair of spotlights light up on either side of the entrance ramp. A pair of steel poles rise from the stage as Runako Arisato and a fellow member of her dance troupe take to the polls, beginning to dance gracefully as a third light moves up the ramp. ‘I Am The Animal’ hits as the spotlight falls upon Sazae Hangaku, who licks her lips as she stares first at her dancers then at the audience before making her way down to the ring, long kimono billowing out behind her before sliding into the ring, Kanji Rocca cowering in her wake the whole way up and clearly praying for Sazae to not attack anyone she shouldn’t.)
Alicia Amby: Sazae this week cranked her intimidation tactics to high, drinking blood, and smashing glasses, Clara had better be careful or the Cannibal of Shibuya may just take a bite out of her!
SG1: Sazae is just as dangerous in the ring as she is outside it, Clara is going to be subjected to brutal striking, and a relentless attitude. Like you said, Alicia, she needs to be on top of her game!
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Roswell, New Mexico, The Pixel Princess, Clara Lovelace!
(“Furious 2” by Niklas Gustavsson plays as Clara Lovelace runs out onto the stage to the adoration of the crowd. She slaps high fives as she makes her way to the ring, but stops on the apron, giving a cautious look toward Sazae.)
SG1: The crowd certainly loves Clara Lovelace! The Pixel Princess has been developed quite the following with her camera crew! She’s out here this week without either Coach Cam, or Consuela, wanting to prove that she has what it takes to stand on her own.
Alicia: Clara certainly has came a long way, but she shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the advice of Consuela, even if it is a bit unsavory. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire, after all.
(Cori exits the ring as the official calls for the bell to start the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
Alicia: Clara cautiously approaches Hangaku who meets her mid ring and locks up a collar and elbow tie up. Sazae backs Clara into the corner, but Lovelace reverses and drives her shoulder into the gut of Hangaku! The Neon Oni is driven back, leaving her sitting on the middle turnbuckle as Clara fires off a forearm shot to the jaw, stunning Sazae further! SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK FROM CLARA! Sazae drops to the mat holding her chest in pain! Clara goes for the quick cover…
Kickout! Sazae powered out of the pinning predicament!
SG1: Sazae slaps the mat in frustration as she stands, but is met with a quick kick to the gut from Clara who stay on the offensive, whipping Hangaku to the ropes, Clara drops down to allow Sazae to run over, but the Neon Oni stops and stomps hard on the back of Clara! The Cannibal of Shibuya lets out an evil laugh as she pulls Clara up by the hair…then slings her across the mat! Clara bounces as she lands and Sazae stalks her, evil intentions in her eyes!
Alicia: Clara balls her fist in determination as she stands and faces the Neon Oni who steps directly up to The Pixel Princess’ face. Right hand from Sazae, but Clara blocks and counters with a right of her own! Another! Sazae is driven back on her heels by the onslaught of Clara! Lovelace bounces off the ropes…running headscissors! As Sazae stands Clara catches her in an armdrag! Yet another! Sazae is off balance now! Clara hits a dropkick, right to Hangaku’s jaw! The Neon Oni is down, visibly trying to gather her bearings from the onslaught of Clara! As Sazae makes her way to her feet, Clara positions herself behind her…RUNNING BULLDOG! Sazae’s face was driven into the mat! Clara is in firm control of this match!
SG1: Sazae slides outside the ring after that, and Clara seems fired up as the crowd starts chanting her name!
Crowd: Let’s go Clara! (Clap, clap, clap, clap) Let’s go Clara!
SG1: Feeling the energy she bounces off the ropes to build speed… SUICIDE DIVE! Clara dove over the top rope, crashing herself down onto Sazae! The referee leans through the ropes to check on both competitors before beginning the count!
Clara manages to reach her feet and pulls Sazae to a standing position…THUMB TO THE EYE! Sazae jabbed her thumb into the eye of Clara! Sazae rolls into the ring, breaking the count, then back out! Clara is trying to shake her vision clear but is met by a forearm from Sazae who then rolls the Pixel Princess into the ring. Following behind with a confident swagger, Sazae catches Lovelace in the throat with a quick Mongolian chop! Clara stumbles back to the corner trying to catch her breath as the referee admonishes Hangaku!
Alicia: This is exactly the kind of thing Consuela has been trying to ward Clara of, though, Sazae is pulling out all the stops to win here tonight, something Clara has thus far been unwilling to do. Sazae approaches Clara, who is positioned in the corner…Clara fires off a quick kick to the midsection of Sazae, there is still life in Lovelace! Collar and elbow tie-up initiated from Clara…big neckbreaker! Clara, vision now seemingly cleared, whips Sazae to the ropes…BIG SPINEBUSTER! Hooking the leg, she goes for the pin!
KICKOUT! Sazae managed to kick out at two and a half! Clara doesn’t let up, though, and pulls Hangaku to her feet…ANOTHER EYE RAKE! The official steps between the two as Clara backs away to the corner in pain! As she’s being checked by the official, Sazae makes her own way to the opposite corner…she’s loosening the turnbuckle pad! The solid steel of the turnbuckle is now exposed, that’s going to hurt someone, SG!
SG1: It certainly can! Looks like Clara is telling the referee she wants to continue, there is no quit in this girl! Clara goes for another tie-up…NO! Sazae slips behind her and rushes Clara forward, driving her forehead first into the exposed turnbuckle! Sazae rolls Clara up from behind, the Pixel Princess is out, though!
DING! DING! DING!
(“I am the Animal” by Will Ryan plays as Sazae slides out of the ring and up the ramp in victory.)
(Cut to the first commercial of the evening, featuring Astraea Jordon for Metabolic Meals)
(Backstage we see Madison Kaline getting ready for her championship match later tonight. As she uses her bat to stretch a knock is heard on the door. Madison opens it to reveal Amber Keys and Cleopatra standing in the doorway.)
Amber: Hello, Champ! Are you ready to put that bitch Matsuda in the ground tonight, and take her belt?
(Madison steps back so they can enter and gives Amber an evil grin.)
Madison: Sure am, Amber, I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Cloud has been holding people who are threats to her back for far too long, and tonight it stops! Poor Cloud and her bad knee won’t know what hit her when I’m standing over her at the end of the night holding that title high above my head!
(Madison holds her bat over her head like it was the title. After a moment her smile fades and she gives Amber and Cleopatra a questioning look.)
Madison: I do have a question, though, why did you two pick me? I mean, I get it, Cloud has half the damn locker room on her side, but is it more than that?
(Cleopatra, holding the Vixens title on her shoulder, gives Madison a smile.)
Cleopatra: It’s simple, Maddie, when Amber came back she was met with underhanded comments, and snide remarks from the locker room. Same with me, nothing but petty bitchiness from everyone, Flannery, Cloud, the Hearts, not one person on this roster gave us an ounce of the respect we deserve…except you, Maddie. You welcomed us with open arms, and so for that, we’ve got your back.
(Amber steps forward, pulling a small gift box from behind her. She hands it to Madison who seems confused.)
Madison: What’s this? I didn’t know we were giving gifts…(She unwraps the box and and looks in, but the camera cannot see. She seems more confused.) I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with these?
(Amber smiles and pats Madison on the shoulder.)
Amber: Maddie, I thought maybe they’d be useful tonight, you know, in case Cloud gets out of hand? Anyway, we need to talk, (She gives the camera a pointed look.) Alone.
(Amber and Cleopatra move further into the locker room and Madison pushes the camera out the door, causing it to fall to the floor. The sound of the door slamming is heard as the camera goes to static and cuts out.)
(Commercial for POP! Cereal featuring Raven Roberts and a cartoon broken spine)
(Camera opens to see Clara Lovelace getting her eye flushed at the medical station as Consuela Rose Ava approaches her)
Consuela: Well. That happened, didn’t it?
Clara: Sazae cheated. Seems to be a theme lately.
Consuela (scoffing): wow. You won last week didn’t you? And tonight you failed. Sazae played the game better than you. And she won.
Clara (rubbing excess fluid out of her eye): What are you talking about?!? She thumbed me in the eye and exposed the turnbuckle while the ref was distracted! Don’t act like you didn’t see.
Consuela: Clara, I saw everything. But you’re bent up feeling all down because you got cheated. But in the end, Sazae did what she had to do to win. And last week, I did what I had to do as well. I’m not some villain I’m the same friend you’ve known all this time. But I just got tired of feeling like you do right now. I got tired of being sad over losing so I decided to take the initiative.
Clara: But Cam—
Consuela: —Turned on me before and did far worse than anything I’ve done. But you already know that don’t you? It’s the side of Cam that you want to ignore. The part of your idol you wanted to stay buried. The fact that she didn’t get ahead by being the pinnacle of following the rule book. The fact that my sister lied, cheated, and hell, even f—ked her way to the top with whatever man served her purposes back in the day.
(Clara looks heartbroken to face the reality of her mentor’s past)
Consuela: Clara, please understand that I don’t hold any of that against my sister. She did what she had to and I respect that. It’s why I’m doing the same thing now. I’m tired of being mid-level at best. I want to get myself to the top. But I’m going to do it better than Cameron did. Because I’m taking you with me. My sister turned her back on me in the past. I’m not turning my back on you. Together, Clara, you and I. We’re going to do what we have to do in order to make it to the top. And we will do it side by side.
Clara: I… I don’t…
Consuela: Take some time. Consider it. But you know I’m right. Call me when you’re ready to get started.
(Consuela walks off with Clara watching her, a look of uncertainty on the rookie’s face)
Cori: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy hits as Daisy Thrash comes out to a big cheer from the crowd)
Cori: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Seattle, Washington, weighing in at 115 pounds… DAAAAIIIISSSYYYYY TTTHHRRRRAAASSSHHHH!!!!
Alicia: Daisy Thrash a serious fan favorite here on Empire. She’s had some highs and lows in recent months but she looks confident tonight.
SG1: She better be confident because her opponent won’t be lacking it.
(“Make a Move” by Icon For Hire hits as Raven Roberts comes out with the New Breed Championship around her waist to a chorus of boos)
Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 147 pounds…She is the EAW New Breed Champion… RRRRAAAAVVVVEEENNN RROOBBEERRRTTTSSS!!!
SG1: The self-proclaimed New Breed Queen. Say what you want about her, she’s been on a year recently.
Alicia: I wish she’d stop tearing people though. If anyone can stop her it’s Daisy Thrash. Let’s see what these two have tonight.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia: Both women circle for a money before daisy goes for a lock up! But Raven moves away and wags her finger at Daisy! Raven moves to the side and seems like she wants to call for the test of strength! Daisy looks cautiously at Raven. Daisy gives up eight inches of height and about thirty pounds to the New Breed Champion. Daisy begins to move in and she raises her hand to match Raven… WHO BACKS AWAY AGAIN! Raven just laughing now as Daisy loos confused and a bit frustrated. Raven circles a bit more and steps to the center again! She puts her hand up for Daisy! Daisy watches closely! AND DAISY LUNGES IN TO TAKE CONTROL! BUT RAVEN DEFLECTS DAISY’S ARMS AND TAKES HER DOWN INTO A FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Raven baited Daisy right into that!
SG1: Raven calls herself a strategist and you have to think she planned that little sequence to some degree. She has Daisy’s arm bent back with all the torque on that shoulder! Daisy not getting the start she wanted as Raven using her physical advantage now to keep Daisy to the mat. Thrash now feeling around and looking for some way to escape as Raven cranks back on her arm! Daisy tried to pull herself but Raven walks her own feet against the pull to prevent Daisy from moving! Daisy now trying to find a new avenue! She looks like she’s in real pain and Raven isn’t going easy on that armbar! BUT LOOK! DAISY WALKS HER OWN FEET FROM BEHIND AND GETS HER KNEES UNDER! She releases the pressure bu turning in… AND ROLLS RAVEN OVER FOR A PIN!
Roberts kicks out! Raven rolls through and gets to her feet as Daisy does the same, trying to stretch out her shoulder. Raven moves in to take advantage but Daisy with a quick kick to the leg of Raven! She knocks Raven down to a knee before grabbing her head for A VICIOUS DDT! She plants Raven into the mat and Daisy climbs on top and begins to rain down shots! Raven tried to cover up but Daisy has the upper hand! Raven turns herself over now and tried to cover but Daisy maintains the mount on Ravens back! Daisy pounding away with forearms to the head of Roberts! Raven now gets her knees under herself! RAVEN PRESSING UP AND STANDING TO HER FEET WITH DAISY ON HER BACK!
Alicia: Now Raven drives backwards and plants Daisy spine first into the corner! Raven grabs Daisy now by the head and goes for a running bull dog— NO! Daisy shoves her off mid move and Raven crashes to the mat! Raven trying to shake the cobwebs off now as Daisy lines up! SHINING WITCH! The shining wizards connects on Raven! Daisy makes the cover!
NO! Raven kicks out! Now Raven rolls herself over to the ropes and pulls herself up to her feet! But Daisy is lined up again! She charges! Looking for Anarchy in the WA! FACELIFT! Raven plants the spinning heel kick into Daisy’s jaw! Cover!!!
DAISY KICKS OUT! I thought she might’ve been out cold right there! Now Daisy rolls to the apron to collect herself! BUT RAVEN REACHES OVER AND GRABS AHOLD OF DAISY BY THE HAIR! Raven pulls daisy up to standing and hits her in the face with a stiff forearm! Raven grabs Daisy! Suplex position! NO! Raven holds Daisy up! She’s going for the Lost Beauty!
SG1: But Daisy realizes where she is and drives her knee into Raven’s head! Raven tumbles and Daisy drives another knee! Raven drops her and stumbles back! Daisy pops up to her feet and throws Raven into the corner! Daisy follows up… RUNNING KNEE INTO RAVEN’S FACE! Oh and Raven’s lip is busted open! Daisy firing off with more shots to Raven’s face! Raven trying to cover up… RAVEN PULLS HER LEGS UP AND SHOVES DAISY STRAIGHT BACK! Raven checks her mouth with her hand and sees the blood… Oh… she’s upset now…
Alicia: Raven looks particularly angry and Daisy tries to take advantage! She charges Raven again! BUT RAVEN SIDESTEPS AND SENDS DAISY SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE POST! Daisy slips out holding her shoulder that was already damaged form earlier and slumps in the corner in pain! BUT RAVEN ISNT WAITING! Raven now stomping hard into Daisy’s face and shoulder! Over and over, driving a hole through Thrash! The referee is trying to pull Raven off but she’s possessed! The referee begins the count!
(Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: The referee calls the match with Raven not breaking the count but Raven is still stomping into Daisy who is defenseless! The referee grabs Raven around the waist and pulls her back but she turns around and shoves the referee off! Raven goes back and grabs Daisy by the roots of her hair and pulls her up! Raven looking right into Daisy’s face! AND RAVEN JUST SPAT THE BLOOD FROM HER BUSTED LIP INTO DAISY’S FACE! Raven now takes Daisy and runs her through the top and middle rope, crashing to the outside! Officials now rushing in to help Daisy!
(Officials get Daisy up to her feet as Raven wipes her mouth and walks over to the other side of the ring to demand a microphone and her Championship, which the timekeeper brings her. Raven then looks back at Daisy as she is being helped to the back)
Raven: Yeah. Get her outta here.
(Daisy turns her head back and looks pissed as she is helped through the curtain)
Raven (waving): Toodles. Let’s do lunch.
(Raven turns and slings the championship over her shoulder)
Raven: I hope you all are paying some goddamn attention now. Anyone and everyone who gets in my way, who decides to disrespect me, they get themselves beaten into a pulp! I am the New Breed Queen, and someday soon I’ll be the queen over this entire company!
Raven: WHEN YOUR QUEEN SPEAKS, YOU SHUT THE F—K UP!!! There’s no one in the New Breed division that can topple me. There’s no one on Empire that can stop me. And each and every one of you sad, pathetic little freaks in the stands can boo me all you want, but you’d give your entire life to fly with my wings for just a second. So you can lie to yourselves about how you don’t like me, but you better get used to it. Because I’m not going anywhere except for straight to the goddamn top of this company! Why? Because I push myself. I do the work these lazy bitches don’t wanna do. I put myself into a pressure cooker every day and make damn sure that I come out a diamond each and every time.
(Raven wipes more blood from her mouth)
Raven: Every ounce of blood and sweat that I shed is another step to carving myself into the Mount Rushmore of this industry. I don’t give a damn if you’re a Vixen, if you’re Jaded, if you’re a Savage, if you’re a Snowflake, if you have Pride, or if you’re a goddess… because the woman in this company with the brightest future is the goddess of the New Breed! And I won’t stop there. Because I’ve always said it. F—K EQUALITY. I won’t stop at being the best woman. I’m going to be the best overall. Period. End of story. And if anyone thinks they can stop me…
(Raven lowers the microphone for a moment and laughs)
Raven: Then let them try.
(Raven drops the microphone and rolls out of the ring. She walks up the ramp to a chorus of boos as she holds her title high in the air with a bloody smile on her face the whole way)
(Commercial hyping Wicked Games)
(“Easy Target” — Blink 182 plays as the crowd explodes in boos as Amber Keys walks out with Cleopatra on her side. Cleopatra is holding the Vixens World Championship on her shoulder as Amber Keys is trash talking to the fans.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Cleopatra, from Bronx, New York she is the “Dirti Diva”, AMMMMMMMMBBEEEERRRRRRRRRRR KEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSS!!
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys found herself on the losing end in a tag team match with Madison Kaline as they faced Astraea Jordan and Andrea Valentine! However, it was her, Cleopatra and Madison, who stood tall as Empire ended when they took down Andrea and Astraea!
SG1: Amber is the one member of their trio, who is not afraid to say what’s on her mind. Her mouth has gotten her into trouble back in the day, but she will talk and not care about the consequences. Amber has been waiting to get her hands on a Jaded Wolfe Heart member and she gets that tonight with Sienna Jade!
(“F.U.U”. — Dream Wife plays as the crowd boos even louder as Sienna Jade walks out with the Empire Tag Team Championship on her waist. Tyler Wolfe stands next to her with the Specialists Championship on her shoulder. The two women pose as they walk down the ramp.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, being accompanied to the ring by the EAW Specialists Champion, Tyler Wolfe, representing Jaded Wolfe Hearts, from San Diego, California! She is one-half of the Empire Tag Team Champions, SIEEEEENNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAA JAAAAADDDDDDEEEEEEEEEE!!
SG1: Sienna Jade is one-third of Jaded Wolfe Hearts and her, Tyler Wolfe and Kassidy Heart have taken Empire for themselves. Do you think that they feel threatened with the new trio on Empire?
Alicia Amby: It was about time that some of these members would cross paths. Both teams are willing to do whatever it takes to win. Both women have had their own path of destruction. A victory for Sienna proves that Jaded Wolfe Hearts could be better than the trio of Madison Kaline, Cleopatra and Amber Keys. Sienna is a tag team champion for a reason and Amber could find that out tonight!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys and Sienna Jade meet in the middle of the ring! Sienna is having a few choice words for Amber, before using her hand and shoving Amber’s face away from her! The response from the crowd was not positive when it came to that! Amber forms a sinister grin on her face before pulling Sienna by her right arm and connecting with a headbutt! Sienna almost gets down to a knee position, but Amber headbutts Sienna again before she gets down to a knee position! Amber connects with a hair pull snapmare, taking Sienna back, who holds onto her head! AMBER KEYS BEGINS TO MOUNT SOME FISTS ONTO THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION! SIENNA IS SCREAMING AND TRYING TO AVOID THE PUNCHES, BUT AMBER MANAGES TO GET EACH PUNCH SUCCESSFULLY! AMBER GETS SIENNA UP HARSHLY BY HER HAIR AND CONNECTS WITH A HIP TOSS! AMBER CONNECTS WITH A KICK TO SIENNA JADE’S BACK, MAKING HER YELP! AMBER GOES FORWARD TO SIENNA AND DELIVERS A SUPERKICK TO A SEATED SIENNA, WHO FALLS TO HER BACK! AMBER GOES FOR THE COVER THERE!
Jesse Carlton: ONE!
SG1: Sienna Jade kicks out quickly! Amber Keys grabs Sienna and gets her up to her feet! Amber connects with an irish whip! Sienna bounces on the corner as she manages to hold onto the ropes! Amber goes right after Sienna, who goes for a kick to Amber’s stomach, but Amber manages to grab Sienna’s right leg, turning it around and connecting with an elbow drop to the chest of Sienna before mounting away with some punches before getting herself back up! AMBER LOOKS AT SIENNA ALREADY ON HER BACK BEFORE SHE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT! SIENNA JADE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AS AMBER LANDS ON HER KNEES! SIENNA SEES THAT HER GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY! SIENNA USES THE ROPES FOR ASSISTANCE TO GET HERSELF BACK UP! SIENNA RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A STUFF KICK TO AMBER KEYS’ BACK! AMBER YELLS OUT IN PAIN AS SIENNA GRINS BEFORE DELIVERING ANOTHER STIFF KICK TO THE BACK OF AMBER! AMBER YELLS ONCE AGAIN AS SIENNA GOES BACK BEFORE DELIVERING ANOTHER STIFF KICK TO AMBER’S BACK! Once again, Amber yells due to the pain! Tyler Wolfe is clapping her fellow stablemate ringside meanwhile Cleopatra has a serious look on her face, hoping that Amber finds a way to bounce back!
Alicia Amby: Sienna Jade runs to apply a headlock on Amber! Sienna has some trouble with trying to apply the headlock, but eventually manages to apply it! Amber is attempting to push Sienna to the side and break free of the headlock, but Sienna has a pretty good hold of the headlock! Cleopatra is rooting for her partner to step it up! Amber is struggling to reach for the ropes! If Amber gets to the ropes, Sienna will have no other choice, but to break the hold! Amber is trying to lift Sienna up! Sienna keeps trying to keep her feet, but Amber manages to get Sienna up and slam her to her back! Sienna is holding to her back in pain as Amber is the first one up to her feet! Sienna rolls to her knees and Amber connects with an enzuigiri on Sienna! Sienna falls to her side as Amber goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION KICKS OUT! AMBER KEYS GETS HERSELF BACK UP BEFORE STOMPING ON SIENNA’S STOMACH! OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AMBER IS STOMPING ON SIENNA! THE OFFICIAL MAY NEEDS TO TAKE AMBER BACK, SO THAT SIENNA CAN GET HERSELF UP! THE OFFICIAL BACKS AWAY AMBER, WHO HAS HER HANDS UP IN DEFENSE, BUT WITH A CALM SMIRK ON HER FACE! AMBER WALKS OVER TO SIENNA, WHO IS TRYING TO GET BACK INTO A STANDING POSITION! AMBER DELIVERS ONE MEAN HEADBUTT TO SIENNA, WHO STUMBLES BACK TO HER KNEES! AMBER GETS SIENNA BY ONE OF HER ARMS AND WHIPS HER TO THE CORNER! AMBER RUNS TO SIENNA AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Sienna finds herself sliding into a seated position before connecting with a series of stomps to Sienna’s stomach! The stomps are getting harsher as Amber Keys is almost looking like a woman possessed with those stomps! Amber has not stopped that pace!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, AMBER!
Amber Keys: NO, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. STEP ASIDE!
Alicia Amby: I think Amber Keys is one of the last woman on Empire that anyone would want to get angry! She gets in front of the official before going back to inflict more punishment on Sienna Jade! Sienna quickly connects with a dropkick to Amber’s feet! Amber drops down to her knees as Sienna connects with a harsh kick to Amber’s chest! Sienna gets Amber back up to her feet, but Sienna begins to knee Amber’s mid-section! Sienna is delivering some nasty knees to Amber Keys! Sienna gets Amber by one of her arms before whipping her to the ropes! Amber tries to counter, but Sienna manages to whip Amber to the ropes! Amber holds onto the ropes as Sienna runs and connects with some double knees to Amber’s stomach! Amber falls forward as Sienna gets Amber up by her hand before connecting with the Witches Hammer! The ripcord rolling elbow connects as Sienna quickly goes for the cover on Amber!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO —
SG1: The Dirti Diva kicks out at two in a half! Sienna Jade is rolling her eyes as she gets Amber Keys back up! Sienna is looking at Cleopatra’s way! Cleopatra with the Vixens World Championship on her shoulder stares back at Sienna, who tells her to “watch this”. Sienna gets Amber in position! Sienna with the Clapback! The back-to-back backbreaker on Amber! Sienna goes for the cover!
Alicia Amby: WAIT A MINUTE? WHY IS CLEOPATRA STANDING ON THE APRON? SHE IS RAISING THE VIXENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AS SIENNA JADE GETS OFF OF AMBER AND IS YELLING AT CLEOPATRA! THE OFFICIAL IS TRYING TO GET INTO THE MIDDLE OF SIENNA AND CLEOPATRA! AMBER KEYS FROM BEHIND! AMBER SHOVES SIENNA, WHO KNOCKS OFF THE OFFICIAL IN THE PROCESS! JESSE CARLTON IS OUT OF IT! ALL FOUR WOMEN ARE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER AND THE UNCONSCIOUS OFFICIAL IN SHOCK! CLEOPATRA IS THE FIRST ONE TO SNAP OUT OF IT! SHE SEES SIENNA COMING RIGHT AFTER HER AND CLEOPATRA COLLIDES THE VIXENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STRAIGHT FOR SIENNA’S FOREHEAD! SIENNA IS OUT OF IT!
SG1: TYLER WOLFE GETS INSIDE THE RING AS SHE COMES AFTER CLEOPATRA WITH A TAKEDOWN! TYLER BEGINS TO THROW A SERIES OF PUNCHES CLEOPATRA’S WAY, BUT AMBER KEYS MANAGES TO ATTACK TYLER FROM BEHIND! TYLER ROLLS OVER TO HER BACK AS CLEOPATRA AND AMBER BEGIN TO STOMP ON TYLER! CLEOPATRA GETS TYLER AND THROWS HER OUT OF THE RING! CLEOPATRA JOINS AFTER! AMBER IS TRYING TO GET THE OFFICIAL TO WAKE UP AS SLOWLY JESSE GETS TO HER SENSES AND BEGINS TO WAKE UP! AMBER GETS SIENNA UP AND CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! AMBER GETS AT THE CORNER AS SHE IS WAITING FOR SIENNA TO GET HERSELF BACK UP! THIS IS NOT GOING TO LOOK GOOD FOR THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION! AMBER RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH AN AMBER ALERT, THE RUNNING SPEAR CONNECTS AS AMBER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Easy Target” plays as Amber Keys gets up to have her arm raised by the official. Cleopatra throws Tyler Wolfe against the barricade before rolling back inside the ring to celebrate and help raise Amber’s hand in victory.)
Cori Simmons: The winner of this match AMMMMMMBEEEEERRRRRRRR KEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSS!!!
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra helps Amber Keys get a victory over one-half of the Empire Tag Team Champions! This was no fair at all! How can those women be so happy about what just transpired?
SG1: Sienna Jade was handling Amber Keys by herself until Cleopatra got herself involved! Wait, what’s happening?
Alicia Amby: TYLER WOLFE ATTACKS AMBER KEYS FROM BEHIND! SHE IS NOT LEAVING THIS RING UNTIL AMBER AND CLEOPATRA GET AN ASSBEATING! CLEOPATRA GOES AFTER TYLER, BUT IS MET WITH A FOREARM TO HER FACE! AMBER TRIES TO ATTACK TYLER, BUT TYLER DELIVERS ANOTHER FOREARM SHOT TO AMBER! TYLER IS MET WITH A HEEL KICK BY CLEOPATRA AS SHE FINDS HERSELF DOWN ON THE GROUND! SIENNA JADE TRIES TO TAKE DOWN CLEOPATRA, BUT AMBER CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK AS SIENNA FALLS TO HER BACK! WHAT? LOOK WHO WE HAVE HERE?
SG1: IT’S KASSIDY HEART! KASSIDY HEART IS RUNNING TO THE RING! KASSIDY HAS A STEEL CHAIR IN HER POSSESSION! AMBER KEYS AND CLEOPATRA RUN OUT OF THE RING AS SOON AS KASSIDY SLIDES INSIDE THE RING! AMBER AND CLEOPATRA ARE WALKING BACKWARDS UP THE RAMP! KASSIDY IS GESTURING FOR AMBER AND CLEOPATRA TO GET BACK INTO THE RING AND FIGHT HER, BUT THE TWO LEGENDS ARE NOT HAVING ANY OF IT!
(Kassidy Heart puts the steel chair to the side as she checks on Sienna Jade and Tyler Wolfe. Kassidy is shaking her head in disapproval as she watches Amber Keys and Cleopatra going up the ramp. “Higher” by The Score plays as Kassidy is checking on her friends.)
Alicia Amby: Kassidy Heart managed to get into the ring just on time before Amber Keys and Cleopatra could inflict more pain on Sienna Jade and Tyler Wolfe! If Kassidy had not shown up, things would have gotten bad fast!
(Commercial for new book series: Where’s Cloud-o?)
(Backstage we see the dressing room door of Astraea Jordan. Andrea Valentine walks into frame and knocks on the door sharply. After a second Astraea answers.)
Astraea: Yeah, what’s up?
Andrea: Astraea, look, we’ve gotta do something about Amber, Cleopatra, and Madison, they’re destroying everything we’ve built for Empire!
Astraea: I intend to do something. Beat those cac ass hoes into the damn ground.
Andrea: So you intend to take them all on by yourself? You realize you’re going to get yourself killed, right?
Astraea: I can handle my damn self, thank you very much ya toothpick with a blonde wig. What do I care about the roster anyway? When I cash in my crown and win the belt, ain’t none of they bullshit gonna matter.
Andrea: Astraea… you and Cloud both went for Madison and she still stands. All three of them have the backing of the executives. They’re untouchable. We have to bind together to take them on. We aren’t the only ones either. The rest of the roster sees what’s happening. But it’s up to women like us, women who’ve been here laying the foundation for what being a woman in EAW means in the modern day, it’s up to us to show them how to rise up.
???: You day something about rising up?
(The two turn to see Daisy Thrash, her hair still wet from the shower after she washed Raven Roberts’s blood and spit off her face)
Daisy: I’ve had a rough night, so I could use a little uprising. Let’s f—k those old school chicks up.
Andrea: See, AJ, we can band together. We can do this!
Astraea: Okay, one, never ever call me AJ or I’ll wreck your ass. Second…
(Astraea closes her eyes and takes a deep breath)
Astraea: What do you have in mind?
(Commercial for the Openweight special, only through November at the Poon Palace)
Corie Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE…
‘Higher’ by The Score plays through the arena public announce system as the crowd jeers the appearance of Kassidy Heart who has a rather annoyed and indifferent expression upon her face as she makes her way down the ramp toward the ring.
Corie Simmons: Introducing first…… hailing from Sydney, Australia….weighing in at 120lbs!!!….She’s one half of the EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…’THE QUEEN OF HEARTS’…KASSIDYYYYYY!!! HEARRRRTTTTT!!!
Alicia: Kassidy Heart, arguably the leader of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts is not in best of moods it would seem! All week she’s stated how she wants a piece of Consuela Rose Ava, and now tonight she gets exactly what she wants!
SG1: Good! I hope Kassidy slaps the unholy living shit out of Consuela Rose Ava for pissing off the wrong people when speaking of the natural pecking order in the ranks of Empire elitists! This has been a Jaded Summer that’s gone on through the Jaded Fall and now heading into the Jaded Winter in the coming weeks! Empire belongs to the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, Alicia! The sooner people like Consuela Rose Ava get that through their thick skulls the better off all parties will be in the end! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts are as dominant as a faction as we’ve seen in the history of Empire! From the Formation, to The Covenant, we’ve seen a fair share, but none have proven to have talent as skilled and dominant as the Jaded Wolfe Hearts! I hope Consuela gets what’s coming to her tonight, Alicia, I really do!
“Fire” by BTS plays as Consuela Rose Ava makes her way out on the entrance stage briefly posing as the crowd gives Consuela a mixed reaction as she starts making her way toward the ring.
Corie Simmons: Introducing her opponent….hailing from Barcelona, Spain….weighing in at 120lbs!!!….She’s known as ‘THE PERFECTIONIST’…..CONSUELAAAAA!!! ROSEEEEE!!!! AVAAAAA!!!
Alicia: Consuela Rose Ava, she’s been one of the talks of the past week after her involvement in last week’s matchup between Young Lioness Cup Holder, Clara Lovelace and Specialist Champion, Tyler Wolfe in a non title matchup. Many to include Consuela herself would say that without her involvement last week that Clara Lovelace would not have found the win column against perhaps one of the most dominant Specialist Champions we’ve had in some time, Tyler Wolfe!
SG1: The rules are the rules, Alicia! How can you complain that one side doesn’t follow the rules and be okay with the other side doing the same thing? OF COURSE CLARA LOVELACE DOESN’T WIN OVER THE MOST DOMINANT SPECIALIST CHAMPION WE’VE HAD SINCE THE ICONIC BRODY SPARKS!! Clara Lovelace doesn’t belong in the same breath as Tyler Wolfe, and all Consuela’s interference did last week was validate that point tenfold!
Consuela posing one last time as the official gets ready to signal for the…….
(DING! DING! DING!)
Alicia: And Kassidy from behind with the early surprise sneak attack of Consuela knocking her to the canvas! Stomps to the back by Kassidy! Hammer smash to the back of Consuela! And another! Another! The aggression of Kassidy Heart here! Kassidy grabs Consuela by her hair from the kneeling position and continues this assault! The referee having to now count since Consuela is in the ropes but Kassidy not letting up! The referee now at four! Finally Kassidy lets up! But really now, SG1! What gives with Kassidy Heart!!?? Could this have been some sort of carry over from last week!!?? Folks if you tuned in last week when Consuela got involved in the matchup between Young Lioness Cup holder Clara Lovelace and Specialist Champion Tyler Wolfe and took Wolfe out effectively giving the decision to Clara! Kassidy grabs Consuela up here and a SUPLEX TO CONSUELA! But if anyone has shown time and again that they’ll go to bat for one of their own here on Empire it’s Kassidy Heart! More stomps here from Kassidy as Consuela has yet to get on track in this match up! Perhaps Kassidy has taken some exception to those events! Now Kassidy grabbing up Consuela again but this time Consuela firing off shots to the midsection of Kassidy! Kassidy releases Consuela! Kassidy rebounds off the ropes for a running bicycle kick that’s just avoided by Consuela! Consuela up now and a kick to the midsection by Consuela who finally is starting to put some offense together! Side kick by Consuela sends Kassidy reeling back to the ropes! Consuela with a clothesline that’s ducked by Kassidy! Heart punch by Kassidy is sidestepped by Consuela! Spinning heel kick by Kassidy finally takes Consuela down! Kassidy follows up a sliding forearm to the head of Consuela! Now a fist drop by Kassidy to the head of Consuela!
SG1: Well Kassidy certainly has asserted her dominance as she looks out at the crowd with an intense look while pacing around the ring circling Consuela who tries to recover! You could be right with the point you were making earlier, Alicia! Kassidy certainly has been far more aggressive and intense than we’re used to! Kassidy grabs up Consuela and tosses her through the ropes and then goes out after her! Kassidy grabs Consuela by her hair but Consuela begins fighting back with straight rights to the head of Kassidy! Kassidy fires back! Kassidy swings a forearm that’s ducked by Consuela then Consuela whips Kassidy who reverses the whip but it’s reversed again by Consuela and Kassidy is sent into the barricade and the referee at the count of seven here! Consuela rolls into the ring as the count reaches eight! But Consuela rolls right back out to break the count She has a frustrated expression on her face! She’s clearly tired of taking such a beating as she has and looks for a bit of revenge one would gather! Consuela grabs the still recovering Kassidy up and drops her on the barricade! Consuela then spears Kassidy hard into the ring apron! Consuela grabs Kassidy by her hair and slams her head into the apron! Kassidy then throws a forearm at Consuela and then sends her head first into the ringpost! NO! Blocked by Consuela! Consuela sends the head of Kassidy Heart right into the ringpost! Kassidy looking to escape the attack of Consuela as she slides under the bottom rope with Consuela giving close follow! Kassidy to her feet as is Consuela! High knee by Kassidy to Consuela followed up by a russian leg sweep! NO! CONSUELA BLOCKING THE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION OF KASSIDY BY CONSUELA! CONSUELA TRANSITIONS INTO A DDT POSITION! NO! KASSIDY USES HER MOMENTUM TO SEND CONSUELA INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! REPEATED SHOULDER BLOCKS TO THE MIDSECTION OF CONSUELA BY KASSIDY! AND A HARD SLAP TO THE FACE OF CONSUELA BY KASSIDY FOLLOWED BY A HIGH KNEE LIFT! FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE OF ‘THE PERFECTIONIST’! BUT CONSUELA FIRES RIGHT BACK! BOTH OF THESE LADIES SEEM SO INTENT ON KILLING EACH OTHER AT THIS POINT! NEITHER ONE CAN SEEM TO FIND THE ADVANTAGE! BACK AND FORTH THEY GO WITH THE FOREARMS!
Alicia: Thrusting side kick by Kassidy to Consuela that sends Consuela staggering back! Kassidy runs at Consuela but Consuela anticipated it well and sends Kassidy over the top rope! Kassidy though lands on her feet on the apron! Kassidy showing her great ring awareness! Consuela though has been showing hers over the last several minutes! Consuela with a clothesline that’s ducked by Kassidy! OH NO! KASSIDY JUST GRABBED CONSUELA BY HER HEAD AND SLINGSHOTS HER OFF THE ROPES THAT SENDS CONSUELA FLYING BACK! Kassidy hops over the top rope and now a moonsault by Kassidy from the second rope on to Consuela and a cover!
SG1: Kickout by Consuela! Kassidy rises up to a sitting position and then finally she gets back to her feet! Kassidy grabs up Consuela and whips her to the ropes! And now a sleeper hold applied by Kassidy Heart to Consuela Rose Ava! Kassidy makes sure she has it extra cinched in as Consuela flails her arms about! Don’t know how much she wants to do that though! It’s only going to make her tire out a lot quicker! Consuela though instinctively using her leg strength to force her and Kassidy back into the ropes! Kassidy suddenly lets go which takes Consuela by surprise! P.C.S.!!! HELLOVA KICK!!! CONSUELA TOOK THAT ONE RIGHT TO THE CHEST! SNAP DDT BY KASSIDY! NO! IT’S BEING BLOCKED BY CONSUELA! NORTHERNLIGHTS SUPLEX BY CONSUELA TAKES KASSIDY OVER AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS! CONSUELA WITH THE COVER!
Alicia: KASSIDY KICKS OUT! Now Consuela slugs away at Kassidy! This new aggression by Consuela might be just what she needs to get back on track in singles action! The referee admonishes Consuela but Consuela shouts at the referee choosing to ignore him! She goes back to work on Kassidy with many closed fist punches to the head! Consuela up now! She grabs Kassidy up but a HIGH KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION BY KASSIDY! CONSUELA IS WHIPPED TO THE ROPES RIGHT INTO A FLAPJACK COMING BACK! OW! THAT HAD TO HURT! CONSUELA TRYING TO ROLL AWAY! CONSUELA TRYING TO SIT UP! KASSIDY RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AND COMES BACK WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF CONSUELA COMING BACK! KASSIDY WITH THE COVER!
SG1: CONSUELA KICKS OUT AGAIN! The match continues, that was nearly three! Kassidy grabs up Consuela and whips her to the corner! Consuela out of the corner holds her back and…NORVINA LIGHTS!! THE SPIKED HURRICANRANA DRILLS CONSUELA RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS! CONSUELA LOOKS OUT OF IT! KASSIDY BACKS UP TO THE ROPES AND SHOOTS OFF….TAKE EM TO CHURCH!!! THE CURB STOMP!!! CONSUELA WITH A DROP TOE HOLD COUNTER THAT TAKES KASSIDY HEART DOWN TO THE CANVAS! CONSUELA IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS HERSELF OVER TO STANDING POSITION AND LOCKS THE LEGS OF KASSIDY AND THEN LAYS ON TOP OF KASSIDY WITH HER HANDS CLASPED IN TO A INVERTED STF! AVA LOCK! THE STF LOCKED IN! KASSIDY IS STRUGGLING HERE! THE MIXED REACTION WE’VE HEARD MOST OF THE MATCH HAS NOW PICKED UP! KASSIDY STARTS IMMEDIATELY PULLING HERSELF WITH ALL HER MIGHT TOWARD THE ROPES! KASSIDY YELLS OUT IN PAIN FROM THIS SUBMISSION MANEUVER! KASSIDY IS CLOSE!! SHE’S RIGHT THERE BUT NOT QUITE!! KASSIDY REACHING HER HAND OUT! CONSUELA DETERMINED TO NOT LET THE QUEEN OF HEARTS GET TO THE ROPES! CONSUELA WRENCHING BACK! KASSIDY CAN’T GET TO THE ROPES! LOOK AT THIS THOUGH! KASSIDY….SHE’S BITING THE ARM OF CONSUELA! WHAT THE HELL!!?? CONSUELA RELEASES THE HOLD AS SHE YELPS OUT IN PAIN! THE REFEREE MISSED IT BUT LOOKS AT KASSIDY SUSPICIOUSLY! KASSIDY SMILES AS CONSUELA RISES BACK TO HER FEET HOLDING HER FOREARM! SHE’S PISSED BUT HERE COMES KASSIDY WHO ISN’T BACKING DOWN! BOTH LADIES SLUGGING IT OUT BACK AND FORTH! CONSUELA DUCKS A CLOTHESLINE FROM KASSIDY! CONSUELA YANKS BACK ON THE HAIR OF KASSIDY AND SLAMS HER BACK AGAINST THE CANVAS! MY GOSH, ALICIA! KASSIDY RISING BACK TO HER FEET! SHE TURNS AROUND! SUPERKICK BY CONSUELA IS DUCKED BY KASSIDY! KASSI! KASSI! KASSI! Oi! Oi! Oi! SHE HITS IT! THAT BRAZILIAN HEEL KICK CONNECTS ON CONSUELA! KASSIDY WITH THE COVER OF CONSUELA!!
‘Higher’ by Score starts up again as Kassidy rises to her feet. She bends over slightly to taunt the still recovering Consuela Rose Ava before laying one more lick in to the former two time Specialist Champion. The referee stands between Kassidy and the downed Consuela. Kassidy raises her hands in victory and satisfaction as she looks on at the crowd taunting them.
Alicia: Well both ladies took it right to each other in this matchup! This small fued continues to pick up. Consuela was looking to keep momentum for herself with this match tonight, but right from the opening jump the right was brought right to her doorstep by Kassidy Heart! Some underhanded tactics by Kassidy allowed her to find the advantage, and Consuela could not overcome it!
SG1: You know Consuela had that coming after the way things went down for Kassidy and Co. the week before! Kassidy was none too impressed this week with how Consuela inserted herself into the match that cost Tyler Wolfe and the Jaded Hearts another win! Kassidy was sure ready tonight! She wasn’t going to be denied! Good match between of these intense young ladies, but it’s Kassidy that takes the win!
Kassidy is shown one last time on the ramp backpedaling with a devilish grin on her face as Consuela is shown slowly recovering in the ring as ‘Higher’ continues to play and the crowd jeers ‘The Queen of Hearts’.
(Final Commercial of the evening, New book: “How to Get Over a Divorce” by Akio Tanaka)
(“O Fortuna” — Carl Orff plays as Madison Kaline comes out with her hands behind her back. She is looking and embracing the crowd booing her out of the building. She sticks her tongue out as she skips down the ramp beforing eyeing the steel cage.)
Alicia Amby: The last time Madison Kaline has won a championship was October 2015. Ever since, it has been a struggle to win a championship. Madison has had multiple championship matches over the years, but never was successful in getting the championship. Now, this can be her chance to make everything right in her eyes!
SG1: Ever since she returned to Empire, Madison Kaline has found motivation to claim the Women’s World Championship! She is here to prove that this a newly improved Madison and her transformation will be improved with a championship upon her shoulder! She has faced Stephanie Matsuda back at Terminus and she lost, but this match is an environment that can be right in Madison’s backyard! Stephanie has that to worry about!
(“Fighting Gold” — Coda plays as Stephanie Matsuda walks out with Monica Vaughan by her side. Stephanie has the Women’s World Championship on her waist as her right leg seems to have some sort of brace on it. Stephanie and Monica talk for a moment before Monica walks into the back with slight hesitation.)
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda sent Monica Vaughan to the back. Monica has found herself to be a victim of Madison Kaline’s in the past and probably does not want Monica involved in this! It should be interesting to not see Monica at Stephanie’s corner!
Alicia Amby: Stephanie won the Women’s World Championship back in March at Grand Rampage via a cash in by the Iconic Cup. Throughout her reign, she has faced women like Sienna Jade, Astraea Jordan, Daisy Thrash, Cameron Ella Ava and Madison Kaline! If Stephanie manages to retain tonight, she will be in the history books with the most successful title defenses for the ANY Women’s Championship in EAW History!
Cori Simmons: The following match is a STEEL CAGE MATCH and it’s for the WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, the challenger, from Tampa Bay, Florida, she is “The Mistress of Death”, MAAAAAAAADDDDIIIIIISSSSSSSOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN KAAAAAAALIIIIINNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!
(The crowd boos for Madison Kaline, who gestures for the Women’s World Championship on her waist.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing next, her opponent, from Brooklyn, New York, she is the CURRENT EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION, “The Iconic War Queen”, STEEEEPHAAAAANNNNNNIIIIIIEEEEEEE MAAAAATSSSUUUUUDDDAAAAAAA!!
(Stephanie Matsuda raises the Women’s World Championship high in the air. Stephanie looks at the title and gives it a kiss before handing it off to the official of the match, Jesse Carlton, who raises the championship high in the air before giving it to the timekeepr. She falls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: MADISON KALINE STRIKES STEPHANIE MATSUDA’S RIGHT LEG AND SWEEPS IT! STEPHANIE FALLS TO HER BACK AS MADISON KALINE GETS ON TOP OF STEPHANIE WITH A SERIES OF VICIOUS PUNCHES! MADISON IS NOT WASTING ANYTIME! THE MOMENT THE BELL RUN, MADISON HAD A MISSION AND THAT IS TO PUT STEPHANIE ON THE SHELF AND CLAIM THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! MADISON GETS HERSELF UP AS SHE YANKS STEPHANIE BY HER HAIR UP BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT! STEPHANIE STUMBLES TO HER KNEE, BUT FINDS HERSELF BACK UP COMPLETELY! MADISON CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER HEADBUTT BEFORE TURNING HERSELF AROUND, GRABBING STEPHANIE BY HER HAIR AND SMASHING HER AGAINST THE CORNER! MADISON KALINE GRABS STEPHANIE’S HEAD AG AIN BEFORE BASHING IT AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! MADISON GIVES A WARRIOR CRY BEFORE TAKING A STEP BACK! STEPHANIE FINDS HER BACK PRESSED AGAINST THE CORNER BEFORE MADISON RUNS TOWARDS STEPHANIE AND CONNECTS WITH HESITATION DROPKICK! STEPHANIE SLIDES DOWN AGAINST THE CORNER AS MADISON GOES BACKWARDS, RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A CANNONBALL SENTON! MADISON PULLS STEPHANIE BY HER RIGHT LEG BEFORE GOING FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda kicks out at two! Madison Kaline has her work cut out for her! Madison gets up as she grabs Stephanie by her right leg! Madison connects with an elbow drop on the right leg! Stephanie clutches her leg in pain as Madison immediately gets Stephanie’s leg again before going for an elbow drop again! Stephanie’s cries are heard getting louder as the official needs to back away Madison from Stephanie! Stephanie is seen crawling to one of the corners! She is using the ropes for assistance in getting herself back up! The official is seen talking to Stephanie and asking to wave the match off, but Stephanie is shaking her head no! She does not want to give up her championship! Stephanie is slowly rising to her feet, but is seen favoring her right leg! She is gesturing for Madison to come at her with everything she has! This fires up Madison as Madison runs towards Stephanie! Stephanie Matsuda side steps before delivering a back kick to Madison’s stomach! Madison finds herself in one of the corners before Stephanie decides to go for a series of punches towards Madison’s face! Madison is trying to cover herself, but Stephanie is successful in getting every shot! Stephanie grabs Madison by her arm and whips her to the other corner! Madison counters and it’s Stephanie, who gets whipped to the corner! Stephanie manages to stay there! Madison runs and connects with a clothesline!
Alicia Amby: No! Stephanie manages to move out of the way! Madison’s collides body first against the turnbuckle as she stumbles backwards! Stephanie takes advantage with connecting with a neckbreaker! Stephanie gets back to her feet as she is still seen favoring her right leg! It seems like she should avoid using that leg too much or she is going to find a way to injure it more! She was already feeling some nerve damage from last week! Stephanie gets Madison back up to her feet as Stephanie gets her in position for the saito suplex! Madison is down as Stephanie gets Madison into a seated position! Stephanie uses her left leg to connect with a series of strikes to Madison’s back! Madison is crying out in pain as Stephanie gets in front of Madison and connects with a series of shoot kicks! Madison is going back harshly with each shoot kick that she is getting! Stephanie connects with a dangerous knee that sends Madison flat on her back! It seems like Madison’s head collided harshly onto Stephanie’s knee! Stephanie races for the cover! She could retain her championship here!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Madison Kaline kicks out at two! She is not dropping the ball and losing this match with Stephanie Matsuda! Stephanie gets Madison back up to her feet! Madison with a huge slap to Stephanie! Stephanie’s face turned to the side after that slap! Madison is giving Stephanie a sneaky and sinister look! She is hoping to get the response she wants from Stephanie! Stephanie has kept that emotionless look on her face as she slowly turns to Madison! Madison is grinning, but Stephanie tackles Madison to the ground and begins to land a series of punches onto the challenger! The fans are up on their feet as Stephanie Matsuda is giving Madison Kaline what she deserves! An ass beating of a lifetime! Stephanie rises back up to her feet with a fistfull of Madison’s blonde hair! You can tell that her right leg is still bugging her, but she is doing her best to fight through the pain! Stephanie gets Madison in position for the air raid crash neckbreaker! Madison goes up and the move connects! Stephanie Matsuda is not done with Madison just yet as Stephanie gets Madison, who is wobbly and out of it and throws her outside of the ring! Madison is trying to clutch to the steel cage walls in order to pick herself up! Stephanie nods as she bounces from the ropes and connects with a suicide dive on Madison Kaline!
Alicia Amby: MADISON KALINE JUST SIDE STEPPED AND TOOK STEPHANIE’S ENTIRE BODY AND CRASHES HER AGAINST THE STEEL CAGE WALLS! STEPHANIE INSTANTLY GOES DOWN AS MADISON IS SLOWLY RISING BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON IS CRACKLING AT STEPHANIE’S DIRECTION AS SHE SKIPS OVER TO GET STEPHANIE BACK UP TO HER FEET! MADISON GRABS STEPHANIE BY HER ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HER AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! STEPHANIE’S BODY COLLIDES ON TO THE STEEL STEPS IN A HARSH WAY! MADISON DOES NOT SEEM DONE HERE AS SHE GETS STEPHANIE BEFORE THROWING HER BODY AGAINST THE STEEL CAGE WALLS AGAIN! MADISON IS GRABBING STEPHANIE’S HEAD BEFORE RUBBING HER FACE AGAINST THE STEEL CAGE WALLS! STEPHANIE IS BLEEDING FROM HER FOREHEAD! THE CROWD IS NOT LIKING THIS ONE BIT! MADISON TAKES STEPHANIE’S HEAD BACK AS SHE IS LOOKING AT THE EAW FANS!
Madison Kaline (off-mic): Another Queen is going to go bye-bye!
SG1: Madison goes forward before throwing Stephanie’s head against the steel cage walls! Stephanie goes landing on her back! MADISON IS LAUGHING AS SHE IS SEEN GOING ON TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE AND IS GETTING IN POSITION FOR A HIGH RISK MOVE! ALICIA, I THINK MADDIE IS GOING TO GO FOR THE MADDIE BOMB! THE MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! MADISON TURNS BACK AND SEES THAT MADISON IS NOT RISING BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON FLIES AND THE MADDIE BOMB CONNECTS ON STEPHANIE MATSUDA! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MOVE FROM THE CHALLENGER AS THE CHAMPION IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT! MADISON GETS HERSELF BACK UP AS SHE GETS STEPHANIE UP AFTER AND ROLLS HER BACK INTO THE RING! MADISON SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE RING ROPE AFTER AS SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO —
Alicia Amby: Stephanie Matsuda is still alive! Madison Kaline cannot believe it at all! How in the world is Stephanie still in this match? Madison gets Stephanie back up to her feet and throws her head against the turnbuckle! Madison gets Stephanie’s head and throws it against the turnbuckle again! This is exactly like the beginning of the match! Madison bashes Stephanie’s head against the turnbuckle again before turning her over, so that her back was pressed against the corner! MADISON GETS HER ELBOW AND BEGINS TO BASH STEPHANIE’S HEAD WITH IT! IT LOOKS LIKE MADISON IS DETERMINED TO MAKE STEPHANIE BLEED EVEN MORE! SO FAR, MADISON HASN’T SHED ANY OUNCE OF BLOOD! MADISON GRABS STEPHANIE BY HER WAIST AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! MADISON MAINTAINS HOLD OF STEPHANIE’S WAIST AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! STEPHANIE’S HEAD GOES CRASHING AGAINST THE MAT AS MADISON GETS HERSELF BACK UP! MADISON IS RAISING HER ARMS IN CONFIDENCE AS THE CROWD IS BOOING THE LIVING HELL OUT OF THIS WOMAN! NO ONE LIKES MADISON IN THIS ARENA! ODDS ARE, NO ONE LIKES MADISON ANYWHERE! The official of the match is distancing Madison from Stephanie! Stephanie is trying to use the ropes to rise back to her feet! Madison runs as she connects with a dropkick to Stephanie, who flips outside of the ring! Stephanie is seen looking underneath the ring rope! I am not sure what is going on her, but Madison bounces from the ropes and dives in between the ropes! Madison with a suicide dive!
SG1: A STEEL CHAIR COLLIDES WITH MADISON KALINE MID-SUICIDE DIVE ATTEMPT! STEPHANIE MATSUDA JUST THREW A STEEL CHAIR AT MADISON, STOPPING HER MOMENTUM AND HAVING HER CRASH ONTO RINGSIDE! STEPHANIE MATSUDA IS SLOWLY RISING BACK TO HER FEET! SHE PICKS UP THE STEEL CHAIR AND SWINGS IT AT MADISON’S BACK! MADISON GOES CRYING OUT IN PAIN! STEPHANIE TAKES ANOTHER SWING OF THE STEEL CHAIR! MADISON CRIES OUT EVEN MORE! STEPHANIE SWINGS THE CHAIR FOR A THIRD TIME! STEPHANIE IS LETTING ALL OF HER ANGER OUT ON MADISON! STEPHANIE MATSUDA GETS MADISON BACK UP! MADISON SEEMS TO BE OUT OF IT FOR THE MOMENT! STEPHANIE OPENS THE STEEL CHAIR AND PLACES IT AROUND MADISON’S NECK! THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD, ALICIA! MADISON IS SCREAMING AS STEPHANIE SMIRKS AND THROWS MADISON ONTO THE RING POST! THE STEEL CHAIR STILL ON HER NECK! MADISON GOES DOWN! MADISON IS SQUIRMING LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER AS SHE GETS THE STEEL CHAIR OFF HER NECK! I DON’T THINK THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN MADISON BE THIS VULNERABLE! PROBABLY NOT EVER SINCE HER MATCH WITH ASTRAEA JORDAN AT PAIN FOR PRIDE! STEPHANIE IS LIFTING THE SKIRT OF THE RING UP AS SHE IS LOOKING UNDERNEATH. WHAT IN THE WORLD CAN STEPHANIE BE LOOKING FOR?
Alicia Amby: STEPHANIE PULLS OUT A KENDO STICK! THIS IS STEPHANIE’S CHOICE WEAPON! MADISON IS ON ALL FOURS AS STEPHANIE SWINGS THE KENDO STICK ON MADISON! MADISON GOES DOWN! STEPHANIE SWINGS AGAIN AND MADISON GOES DOWN! STEPHANIE BEGINS TO RAPIDLY SWING THE KENDO STICK ONTO THE BACK OF MADISON KALINE! MADISON’S GETTING RED MARKS ALL OVER HER BACK! MADISON GETS ON HER BACK AS STEPHANIE BEGINS SWINGING ON HER STOMACH! IT LOOKS LIKE STEPHANIE PLANS TO LEAVE A MARK ON MADISON’S CAREER! THE ICONIC WAR QUEEN IS ON FIRE TONIGHT! STEPHANIE GETS THE KENDO STICK ON MADISON’S NECK BEFORE PULLING HER BACK! MADISON IS CHOKING DUE TO THE LACK OF AIR! MADISON IS TAPPING OUT, BUT SHE IS NOT IN THE RING! STEPHANIE GETS MADISON AND PLACES THE KENDO STICK ON HER NECK, BUT THIS TIME, SHE CONNECTS WITH THE MATSUDA LOCK! THE MUTA LOCK CONNECTS AS MADISON IS TAPPING OUT, BUT SHE IS STILL RINGSIDE! THE KENDO STICK IS APPLYING PRESSURE ONTO MADISON’S NECK, BUT THE SUBMISSION HOLD IS MAKING IT A LOT WORSE! THE CROWD IS CHEERING FOR STEPHANIE AS THEY LOVE THE LOOK OF TORTURE ON MADISON’S FACE! Stephanie releases the submission hold before rolling Madison back into the ring! Stephanie steps through the ropes to get inside the ring? Madison is on her back recovering as she slowly rises to her knees! Stephanie runs and connects with the C-Trigger! The bicycle knee strike connects as Madison’s head goes back! This may be the golden opportunity Stephanie needs in order to retain her Women’s World Championship!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda goes to the top turnbuckle! The crowd is standing up to their feet! This next move from the champion is going to be a beautiful one! Stephanie poses on top of the turnbuckle before jumping off and connecting with Cloud 9! The corkscrew shooting star press on Madison Kaline!
Alicia Amby: Madison moves out of the way! Stephanie lands on her right leg awkwardly! Madison strikes the back of Stephanie’s leg and takes her down! Madison gets Stephanie’s right leg, lifts it up and smashes it down to the mat! Stephanie is crying out in pain as Madison is more than willing to take advantage of that! Madison grabs Stephanie’s right leg again before smashing it against the mat again! Stephanie continues to cry out in pain as the official needs to back away Madison from Stephanie! This is looking concerning, SG. I don’t think that Stephanie should be competing and making the injury worse.
Jesse Carlton (off-mic): Stephanie, do you want to continue this match?
Stephanie Matsuda (off-mic): I WANT TO RIP THIS BITCH APART!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda is not quitting until Madison Kaline is done for! Madison is grinning as Stephanie goes right after Madison, but Madison manages to turn around and grab Stephanie by her waist before going for a German suplex! MADISON GRABS STEPHANIE BY HER HAIR! MADISON WITH M.O.D, THE FAMEASSER CONNECTS ON STEPHANIE MATSUDA! MADISON GETS HERSELF BACK UP AS SHE IS GESTURING FOR STEPHANIE TO GET HERSELF BACK UP! IT LOOKS LIKE MADISON IS GOING TO SEND STEPHANIE TO THE AFTERLIFE WITH THIS CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! STEPHANIE IS SLOWLY RISING BACK UP TO HER FEET! SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING TO HIT HER! MADISON KALINE WITH THE AFTERLIFE!
Alicia Amby: Stephanie Matsuda ducks the Afterlife! She connects with a kick to Madison’s stomach! Stephanie follows that up with a Yahtzee! The superkick connects on Madison Kaline! Madison goes down as Stephanie goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Madison Kaline kicks out! Stephanie Matsuda grabs Madison by her leg! Madison manages to kick Stephanie away from her! This may buy her some time in order for her to figure out her next move! Stephanie rushes back to Madison with a C-Trigger out of nowhere! Madison’s head snaps back! Stephanie is gesturing for the end of this match! This is one woman who is determined to continue her reign as Women’s World Champion! Stephanie is looking to take Madison Kaline to Cloud City! No! Madison elbow’s Stephanie’s face from behind! Madison grabs Stephanie and spring boards from the ropes and connects with a tornado ddt! The champion is down! But, she is not going for the cover there! Instead, she rolls underneath the ring ropes and looks underneath the ring! MADISON PULLS OUT A TOOL CHEST AND OPENS IT UP! SHE HAS A PAIR OF HANDCUFFS! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS MADISON GOING TO DO WITH THOSE? MADISON ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING! SHE SEES STEPHANIE RISING BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE STOMPING HER BACK DOWN! MADISON BEGINS STOMPING ON STEPHANIE BEFORE GETTING THE ICONIC WAR QUEEN BACK UP! MADISON WITH A SECOND M.O.D ON STEPHANIE MATSUDA! MADISON GETS THE HANDCUFFS AND HANDCUFFS STEPHANIE TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! THIS IS NOT FAIR! STEPHANIE HAS NO WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS!
Alicia Amby: MADISON KALINE IS LAUGHING! THIS MUST BE PART OF HER PLAN TO KEEP STEPHANIE MATSUDA DOWN! MADISON LOOKS BACK AT STEPHANIE, WHO SEEMS OUT OF IT, BUT LOOKING AT MADISON AS MADISON BEGINS TO CLIMB UP THE THE WALLS OF THE STEEL CAGE! THE CROWD IS BOOING THE HELL OUT OF THIS WOMAN! STEPHANIE IS TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO BREAK FREE OF THE HANDCUFFS! STEPHANIE IS PANICKING AS SHE IS TRYING TO RIP THE HANDCUFFS APART! MADISON FINDS HER WAY ON TOP OF THE STEEL CAGE AS SHE IS LOOKING AT STEPHANIE WITH A GRIN ON HER FACE! MADISON BEGINS TO WORK HER WAY DOWN THE STEEL CAGE WALLS! HALFWAY DOWN, SHE WAVES AT STEPHANIE! STEPHANIE IS GLARING AT MADISON AS JUMPS DOWN! BOTH FEET TOUCH THE GROUND! THIS MATCH IS OVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“O Fortuna” plays as the crowd boos the living hell out of Madison Kaline who is seen jumping and running around in excitement. The camera pans to some of the shocked and angry fans of Empire, who cannot believe what just happened.)
Cori Simmons: The winner and NEW EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION, MAAAAAAAADIIIIIIISSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNN KAAAAAAALIIIIINNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!
Alicia Amby: I’m completely speechless…
SG1: Madison Kaline is the Women’s World Champion! It was a long road to get herself back on top, but after three years, Madison is a champion again!
(The camera pans to Stephanie Matsuda with a heartbroken and angry look on her face. She has stopped trying to get the handcuffs off of her to process the end of her title reign. Then, the camera goes to Jesse Carlton handing the Women’s World Championship to Madison Kaline, who snatches the title away from the official and raises the championship up in the air. The crowd booing gets more intense the moment she raises the title. The cage begins to rise back up as…)
Alicia Amby: AMBER KEYS AND CLEOPATRA GO RIGHT AFTER STEPHANIE MATSUDA! THE TWO WOMEN BEGIN STOMPING ON STEPHANIE! STEPHANIE JUST WENT THROUGH A TITLE DEFENSE! THIS IS NOT FAIR AT ALL! MADISON KALINE GETS BACK INTO THE RING! SHE’S GOT THE KEY FOR THE HANDCUFFS! AMBER AND CLEOPATRA GET STEPHANIE BY THE LEGS AS MADISON UNLOCKS THE HANDCUFFS —
SG1: STEPHANIE MATSUDA TRIES TO SWING AT MADISON, WHO BACKS AWAY, BUT CLEOPATRA CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK AS STEPHANIE GOES TO HER BACK! AMBER KEYS BEGINS TO STOMP ON STEPHANIE’S RIGHT LEG! CLEOPATRA TRIES TO JOIN ON THE FUN! CLEOPATRA IS STOMPING ON STEPHANIE’S RIGHT LEG! STEPHANIE IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN AS MADISON KALINE GETS STEPHANIE UP BY HER OWN HAIR! AMBER DECIDES TO DISTANCE HERSELF! MADISON AND CLEOPATRA HOLD STEPHANIE UP! AMBER RUNS TOWARDS STEPHANIE AND THE AMBER ALERT CONNECT ON STEPHANIE MATSUDA! CLEOPATRA AND MADISON USE THEIR FEET AND ROLL STEPHANIE FROM THE RING OUT OF THE RING! CLEOPATRA, MADISON KALINE AND AMBER KEYS GETS STEPHANIE MATSUDA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE WHIPPING HER AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! STEPHANIE GOES CRASHING AS CLEOPATRA GETS STEPHANIE’S RIGHT LEG AND PLACES IT BETWEEN THE RING POST AND STEEL STEPS THIS DOES NOT LOOK GOOD AT ALL, ALICIA!
Alicia Amby: MADISON KALINE TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE SHE DROPKICKS THE STEEL STEPS! STEPHANIE’S RIGHT LEG COLLIDES WITH THE RING POST AND STEEL STEPS! OH MY GOD! I THINK THAT STEPHANIE’S LEG MAY BE BROKEN! THIS IS DISGUSTING! JESSE CARLTON IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF ALL OF THIS BEFORE I GETS WORSE! MONICA VAUGHAN, STEPHANIE’S FIANCEE IS OUT HERE WITH A BUNCH OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL! MONICA STEPS IN FRONT OF STEPHANIE AND THE MEDICAL PERSONAL AND STANDS IN FRONT OF THE THREE WOMEN! THE TWO WOMEN ARE SMIRKING AS THEY HAVE EVIL INTENTIONS ON THEIR MIND! BE CAREFUL, MONICA!
(The crowd erupts in cheers…)
SG1: MONICA IS NOT CONFRONTING THE THREE WOMEN ALONE! ANDREA VALENTINE, ASTRAEA JORDAN AND DAISY THRASH ARE RUNNING TO MONICA AND STANDING IN FRONT OF THE THREE WOMEN WHO HAVE TURNED EMPIRE UPSIDE DOWN! MADISON, CLEOPATRA AND AMBER ARE RUNNING AWAY UP THE RAMP! ASTRAEA, ANDREA AND DAISY ARE LOOKING BACK AT CLEOPATRA, AMBER AND MADISON, WHO RAISES HER NEWLY WON WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH! THE LANDSCAPE OF EMPIRE HAS CHANGED JUST IN ONE EPISODE!
Alicia Amby: Sadly, that’s all the time we have here! I’m Alicia Amby! She is SG1 and we’re signing off!
(The last shots are of the staredown between Daisy Thrash, Astraea Jordan and Andrea Valentine and Madison Kaline, Cleopatra and Amber Keys. Then, it goes to Monica Vaughan cradling Stephanie Matsuda, who is crying out in pain as the scene fades to black.)
(EAW logo plays.)